Pittsburgh International Airport

MEDIA ADVISORY: Airport to Honor 50-Year Legacy of Fred Rogers March 23, 10AM-2PM

MEDIA ADVISORY: Airport to Honor 50-Year Legacy of Fred Rogers March 23, 10AM-2PM

What: In conjunction with release of a new postage stamp, upcoming documentary and other local events, Pittsburgh International Airport will honor the 50-year-legacy of famed children’s television host Fred Rogers with activities for employees and travelers in the terminal on Friday, March 23.
 
Employees will wear red cardigan sweaters and special buttons, and travelers will be invited to share their memories of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on a large chalkboard in the Airside Terminal Center Core. Refreshments and giveaways including red shoelaces will be offered.
 
Paul Siefken, President and CEO of the Fred Rogers Company, has recorded a special message for arriving and departing passengers on the airport train. The airport also has a permanent exhibit devoted to Mister Rogers containing original shoes and a sweater in Concourse C, just outside Kidsport.
 
When: Friday, March 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (An all-employee photo will be taken at Noon in the Center Core.)
 
Where: Pittsburgh International Airport, Airside Terminal, Center Core
 
Visuals: Photo opportunities include airport employees wearing red sweaters, employees and travelers writing memories of Fred Rogers on a large chalkboard, employees and travelers viewing the Fred Rogers display in Concourse C.
 
Parking: Media may park in the courier lot but must notify Alyson Walls in advance. Media wishing to go to the Airside Terminal must check-in at the Airport ID Badge Office and show a valid driver’s license to obtain a security pass.
 
About Allegheny County Airport Authority:
 
Allegheny County Airport Authority, which manages Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport, is committed to increasing air service, improving customer service and inspiring growth in the Pittsburgh region. Its 2016 Annual Report detailing growth and improved financial position can be found at www.flypittsburgh.com/AR16.
 
Pittsburgh International Airport serves nearly 9 million passengers annually on 17 carriers. Over the past three years, the airport has doubled its nonstop destinations to include 74 airports. Air Transport World named Pittsburgh International its 2017 Airport of the Year. Travel + Leisure has again named Pittsburgh International a Top 10 Domestic Airport in 2017. In addition, TripAdvisor ranked Pittsburgh International Airport a Travelers’ Choice Favorite for Shopping in 2016.